• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Anethum graveolens

dill

dill

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  • Other common names dill
    anet

    dill-oil plant
    East Indian dill
    meeting-seed
    Sabbath day posy

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  • Synonyms Anethum sowa hort. non Roxb. ex Flem.

  • Genus Anethum can be annuals or biennials, scented of aniseed, with leaves finely divided into linear segments, and umbels of small yellow flowers in summer

  • Family Apiaceae / Apiaceae

  • Details A. graveolens is an upright annual with finely dissected, aromatic blue-green leaves, and flat umbels of tiny yellow flowers in summer

  • Plant range S W Asia

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Columnar/Upright

  • Fragrance Leaf

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    1-2 years

How to grow

Cultivation Easy to grow in well-drained soil, in full sun sheltered from strong winds. Water freely in dry conditions to inhibit bolting. Keep separate from fennel as they look similar

Propagation Propagate by seed sown in succession from spring to mid-summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden

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